Around 60 percent of physicians worked in practices with fewer than 10 physicians and 16 percent were in practices with 10 to 24 physicians. Around 39 percent of single specialty groups reported having four or fewer physicians, compared with 9.9 percent of multispecialty physician groups, according to an American Medical Association report.
While the most common type of practice arrangement last year for physicians was single-specialty groups, women physicians were less likely to work in that setting than their male counterparts.
Around 48 percent of men physicians reported working in a single specialty group, compared with 39 percent of women. However, a large share of women physicians are primary care physicians, who are less likely than non-primary care physicians to join single specialty groups.
Single specialty practices accounted for 55.8 percent of anesthesiologists, 57.3 percent of radiologists and 52.7 percent of obstetricians/gynecologists. The only specialty where single specialty practices weren't the most prevalent was internal medicine, according to the report.
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